Pantomime.

It’s great for audiences (oh yes it is!), but what about for those involved, both on stage and back stage?

What lessons for life and business can be gleaned from writing and producing one?

And what about the children, how does it help them develop their lives?

Join me as I discuss exactly this with David & Lara Beach, local business people who took on the task of successfully writing and directing a local pantomime. And learned a lot more than they thought about business in the process!

David & Lara Beach

Co-founders of Beach Craft Spirits, and Pantomime enthusiasts.

David was born in Worcester and then moved to North East Scotland when he was 29. He is a university trained brewer and distiller with 16 years experience in the drinks industry. He has developed many beers for the craft beer industry. Never being afraid of pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create unique flavours.

Lara was born in Lincoln and moved to North East Scotland when she was about 6 years old. She is a university educated professional in the health care sector where her forte is paperwork and customer interface. They have complimentary skills and drive each other towards success.

David has had a passion for distilling coursing through his veins for generations (his great grandfather was a brewer in the Midlands) for the drinks industry and with the experience in flavour development, can produce quality unique products for customers to savour and enjoy.

David said ‘It was the drinks industry that brought me up to Morayshire, working for one of the large distilling companies. I realised that my passion was in the craft industry and that I wanted to use my knowledge in this area for the business.

‘My Goal was to create a range of drinks to encompass the Beach Lifestyle that everyone loves. From the first sip reminding you of dipping your toes in that rock pool through to savouring that last drop reminiscing about the sunsets. A relaxing drink for your to share with your Friends and Family- it’s a shore thing.

‘The beach is where I feel most at home. It is a place where worries drift away like the retreating tide. It relaxes me and I take enjoyment from using its gorgeous natural beauty whether it be kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, beachcombing, family days at the beach, snorkling, swimming, BBQs’ the list is endless.

‘I have fond memories of the Moray Coast from Nairn all the way through to Cullen for many reasons.

They met in 2007, got engaged 2011, and married 2016 – on the beach! Yes, Lara got married ON a beach and BECAME a Beach!

In May 2016 they launched themselves into the business world, something which they describe as having been “a roller coaster of a ride and that’s before we get properly stuck in!”

In amongst all of this, they still found time to initially take part in local pantomimes, and eventually to step up and not only write but direct one, to much popularity and enjoyment from the audiences and the cast & crew alike! They may even have already written a second one…

Keith Blakemore-Noble is the creator and host of The Confidence Alchemist Radio Show.

As The Confidence Alchemist, he helps performers to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths. For some this is conquering their social phobia around meeting strangers, for others it is beating the fear of stepping up their career into perhaps a managerial role; for yet others it is all about finding their own confidence to be them and enjoy living the life they always wanted to live but were too scared to dare.

He knows a thing of two about conquering fears and phobias and developing confidence – for far too many years he himself was painfully shy, crushingly lonely as a result, and his career hit its limits because of this. He started studying cutting edge neurosciences, conquered his “stuff”, and because The Confidence Alchemist – he has subsequently spoken to groups small and large (up to 800) in multiple countries across 3 different continents, sharing insights into how we can all become truly confident in all areas of our lives.

He has compiled and published several books and is in the process of writing his own book on confidence during 2018/9. He also occasionally performs his popular hypnosis and card magic show to thrilled audiences.

The Confidence Alchemist™ Radio Show is brought to you by the bow-tie wearing radio host, hypnotist & magician, best-selling author, Confidence Alchemist, phobia expert, and global speaker himself, Keith Blakemore-Noble.

Always with the same aim – to Transform your Deepest Fears into your Greatest Strengths – some episodes will feature Keith discussing confidence-related topics with a variety of global guests, whilst in other episodes Keith will share useful information and helpful tips.

Whether you catch us live every Thursday at noon, or via the replays or as a podcast, the only important thing is to let the wealth of life experience, coupled with real-world science-based proven technologies, be your powerful guide on your journey toward transforming your deepest fears into your greatest strengths…

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About my guests

David & Lara Beach

Co-founders of Beach Craft Spirits, and Pantomime enthusiasts.

David was born in Worcester and then moved to North East Scotland when he was 29. He is a university trained brewer and distiller with 16 years experience in the drinks industry. He has developed many beers for the craft beer industry. Never being afraid of pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create unique flavours.

Lara was born in Lincoln and moved to North East Scotland when she was about 6 years old. She is a university educated professional in the health care sector where her forte is paperwork and customer interface. They have complimentary skills and drive each other towards success.

David has had a passion for distilling coursing through his veins for generations (his great grandfather was a brewer in the Midlands) for the drinks industry and with the experience in flavour development, can produce quality unique products for customers to savour and enjoy.

David said ‘It was the drinks industry that brought me up to Morayshire, working for one of the large distilling companies. I realised that my passion was in the craft industry and that I wanted to use my knowledge in this area for the business.

‘My Goal was to create a range of drinks to encompass the Beach Lifestyle that everyone loves. From the first sip reminding you of dipping your toes in that rock pool through to savouring that last drop reminiscing about the sunsets. A relaxing drink for your to share with your Friends and Family- it’s a shore thing.

‘The beach is where I feel most at home. It is a place where worries drift away like the retreating tide. It relaxes me and I take enjoyment from using its gorgeous natural beauty whether it be kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, beachcombing, family days at the beach, snorkling, swimming, BBQs’ the list is endless.

‘I have fond memories of the Moray Coast from Nairn all the way through to Cullen for many reasons.

They met in 2007, got engaged 2011, and married 2016 – on the beach! Yes, Lara got married ON a beach and BECAME a Beach!

In May 2016 they launched themselves into the business world, something which they describe as having been “a roller coaster of a ride and that’s before we get properly stuck in!”

In amongst all of this, they still found time to initially take part in local pantomimes, and eventually to step up and not only write but direct one, to much popularity and enjoyment from the audiences and the cast & crew alike! They may even have already written a second one…

About your host

Keith Blakemore-Noble is the creator and host of The Confidence Alchemist Radio Show.

As The Confidence Alchemist, he helps performers to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths. For some this is conquering their social phobia around meeting strangers, for others it is beating the fear of stepping up their career into perhaps a managerial role; for yet others it is all about finding their own confidence to be them and enjoy living the life they always wanted to live but were too scared to dare.

He knows a thing of two about conquering fears and phobias and developing confidence – for far too many years he himself was painfully shy, crushingly lonely as a result, and his career hit its limits because of this. He started studying cutting edge neurosciences, conquered his “stuff”, and because The Confidence Alchemist – he has subsequently spoken to groups small and large (up to 800) in multiple countries across 3 different continents, sharing insights into how we can all become truly confident in all areas of our lives.

He has compiled and published several books and is in the process of writing his own book on confidence during 2018/9. He also occasionally performs his popular hypnosis and card magic show to thrilled audiences.

About this show

The Confidence Alchemist™ Radio Show is brought to you by the bow-tie wearing radio host, hypnotist & magician, best-selling author, Confidence Alchemist, phobia expert, and global speaker himself, Keith Blakemore-Noble.

Always with the same aim – to Transform your Deepest Fears into your Greatest Strengths – some episodes will feature Keith discussing confidence-related topics with a variety of global guests, whilst in other episodes Keith will share useful information and helpful tips.

Whether you catch us live every Thursday at noon, or via the replays or as a podcast, the only important thing is to let the wealth of life experience, coupled with real-world science-based proven technologies, be your powerful guide on your journey toward transforming your deepest fears into your greatest strengths…

Also Available On –